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Transactions of the 81st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference


Held March 13 to 18, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Plenary Session. 81st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

Welcome and Opening Remarks, Steve Williams

Remarks for the 81st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Dan Ashe

Special Session One. 2020 Vision: Federal Forest Management into the Next Decade

Federal Forest Management into the Next Decade: What Science Tells Us, John P. Hayes


Special Session Two. Effects of Climate Change on Inland Fish and Fisheries: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Physiological Basis of Climate Change Impacts on North American Inland Fishes, James E. Whitney, Robert Al-Chokhachy, David B. Bunnell, Colleen A. Caldwell, Steven J. Cooke, Erika J. Eliason, Mark W. Rogers, Abigail J. Lynch, and Craig P. Paukert

Climate Change Effects on North American Inland Fish Populations and Assemblages, Abigail J. Lynch, Bonnie J. E. Myers, Cindy Chu, Lisa A. Eby, Jeffrey A. Falke, Ryan P. Kovach, Trevor J. Krabbenhoft, Thomas J. Kwak, John Lyons, Craig P. Paukert, and James E. Whitney

Identifying Alternate Pathways for Climate Change to Impact Inland Recreational Fishers, Len M. Hunt, Eli P. Fenichel, David C. Fulton, Robert Mendelsohn, Jordan W. Smith, Tyler D. Tunney, Abigail J. Lynch, Craig P. Paukert, and James E. Whitney

Adapting Inland Fisheries Management to a Changing Climate, Craig P. Paukert, Robert A. Glazer, Gretchen J. A Hansen, Brian Irwin, Peter C. Jacobson, Jeffrey L. Kershner, Brian J. Shuter, James E. Whitney, and Abigail J. Lynch

Special Session Three. Science-Based Management Strategies for Fish and Wildlife Diseases

Widespread Detection of Highly Pathogenic H5 Influenza Viruses in Wild Birds from the Pacific Flyway of the United States, S. N. Bevins, R. J. Dusek, C. L. White, T. Gidlewski, B. Bodenstein, K. G. Mansfield, P. DeBruyn, D. Kraege, E. Rowan, C. Gillin, B. Thomas, S. Chandler, J. Baroch, B. Schmit, M. J. Grady, R. S. Miller, M. L. Drew, S. Stopak, B. Zscheile, J. Bennett, J. Sengl, Caroline Brady, H. S. Ip, E. Spackman, M. L. Killian, M. K. Torchetti, J. M. Sleeman, and T. J. Deliberto

The First Five (or More) Decades of Chronic Wasting Disease: Lessons for the Five Decades to Come, Michael W. Miller and John R. Fischer

Monitoring Hemorrhagic Disease: What Every Wildlife Professional Needs to Know, Mark G. Ruder, John R. Fischer, and David E. Stallknecht

Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA), Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis (IHN), and Bacterial Kidney Disease (BKD) as Case Studies for Disease Management in Farmed and Hatchery-Reared Salmonids, Jill B. Rolland and James R. Winton

Special Session Four. Wildlife Governance Principles: Guidance for More Effective Wildlife Management

Opening Remarks, Daniel J. Decker

Genesis of Wildlife Governance Principles: Need and Response, Ann B. Forstchen, Daniel J. Decker, and Darragh Hare

Public Trust Responsibilities and Wildlife Governance Principles, John F. Organ and Christian Smith

Applying Wildlife Principles: Opportunities and Limitations, Heidi E. Kretser, Michael V. Schiavone, Darragh Hare, and Christian A. Smith

Implementation of Wildlife Governance Principles in a State Agency, Ann B. Forstchen and Nick Wiley

Increasing Capacity for Conservation: Do the Wildlife Governance Principles Enhance or Hinder Partnerships?, Patrick E. Lederle, Shawn J. Riley, and Megan M. Cross

Adoption and Diffusion of Wildlife Governance Principles: Challenges and Suggestions for Moving Forward, Cynthia Jacobson

Workshop. A Foundation for Managing Pennsylvania's Fish and Wildlife: Partnerships in the Early 21st Century

Approaches to Address Multiple Invasive Species in Pennslyvania: Successes, Failures, and Challenges, Diana Day, H. Eric Miller, Trilby Libhart, Mary Walsh, Rob Brown, Richard Lorson, and Robert Morgan

Wildlife Disease - A Threat to the Future of Wildlife Conservation, G.G. Turner and W. A. Laroche

A Change in Abundance of Smallmouth Bass at a Popular Recreational Fishery Leads to Policy-Level Action on Multiple Scales,  Geoffrey D. Smith, Dustin R. Shull, Robert M. Lorantas, and Michael J. Lookenbill

Workshop. Barriers and Bridges in Connecting Natural Resource Science and Management

Barriers and Bridges in Reconnecting Natural Resources Science and Management: Summary of a Workshop, Eric C. Hellgren, Douglas J. Austen, David A. Haukos, Jonathan R. Mawdsley, John F. Organ, and Byron K. Williams

Published annually since 1915, the Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference provide a unique and informative record of the direction and momentum of professional natural resource management. Tracking current research and management emphases and the perspectives and approaches to meeting the challenges to sustaining and conserving North America's wildlife and their habitats, the Transactions is a valuable reference for all who deal with the complexities and intricacies of natural resource issues, policies and programs.


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